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    Welcome to Lizzie Harper’s Website!

    An experienced natural history and botanical illustrator, Lizzie’s work appears in books and magazines around the world, on postage stamps and mugs.

    She lives very happily in Hay on Wye, and works her garden studio surrounded by plants and birds.

    Lizzie Harper

    “ I am passionate about the natural world and love learning about the plants and animals I illustrate. ”

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    Bush tea or Quickstick Gliricidia sepium showing plant and a detail of one flower

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    An autumnal post. This is a Russula fungus, the Sickener Russula emetica. As the name suggests, it`s worth avoiding if you`re out foraging. The flesh is peppery, and if you choose to eat it raw it can make you really rather sick.

    There`s something about the velvety deep colour of the cap and that stark white stipe that is very satisfying. And I loved doing all the pine needles which were fun to illustrate and also give information about the habitat this species grows in.

    #fungus #fungi #russula #russulaemetica #sickener #toadstool #botanicalart #mushrooms #botanicalillustration


    “ “Botanical artist Lizzie Harper produces meticulous watercolours of flora and fauna in her celebrations of nature” ”

    Country Living Magazine

    Original Artwork Available to Buy

    “ Lizzie has consistently impressed me with her skill, professionalism and attention to detail ”

    Jenny Campbell, Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

    Links to Lizzie's Workshops, Exhibitions, Cards, and Prints

    Lizzie's latest Posts and Blogs

    Researching a wildflower

    Researching a wildflower

    syResearching a wildflower involves gathering information on the anatomy, distinguishing characteristics, family, and appearance of a plant.  The first stage is to be know about the plant you are illustrating.  Feel free to use the English name, but do all research using the Latin or scientific name.  This avoids confusion as some plants are called […] Read more
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    Samon Salmo salar hen fish showing silvery irridescence
    Salmon hen natural history illustration by Lizzie Harper
    Common lizard Lacerta vivipara in field with grasses buttercup and orchids
    Common lizard in field natural history illustration by Lizzie Harper

    Lizzie Harper